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The Gardens, Bay of Fires

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by Travellerstrail (subscribe)
Mum to one hyperactive toddler who insist on going out everyday. Mummy has to look for loads of activities to participate in.
Published January 28th 2015
It's not your typical garden
This is one of the most picturesque regions in Tasmania, located in the Bay of Fires, north of St Helens in the North East Coast.

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The Gardens, Tasmania


The orange lichen on the granite boulders makes them unique but that's not the reason it's called Bay of Fires. The bay was named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 in response to the many Aboriginal fires he saw burning on its shore.

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The Gardens, Bay of Fires, Tasmania


With its pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise crystal waters, this place is popular for beach activities in the summer and if you are extremely lucky, you may even view a pod of dolphins as they cruise along parallel to the beach.

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Beach in Bay of Fires


Getting There :

2.5 hours from Launceston or 3.5 hours from Hobart. From St. Helens town, take Binalong Bay Road (C850) to the turnoff to the C848, which is signposted to The Gardens.
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Why? The Natural Wonder of The World
When: All year round
Phone: St Helens Parks and Wildlife Service District Office (03) 6376 1550
Where: The Gardens, Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Cost: Free
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